Posts Tagged ‘fastboot’

SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part Two

Friday, November 13th, 2009

[Continued from Part One : SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin]

The MSI Wind netbook was the platform used for installation of Moblin 2.1.

Installation was relatively easy. One has to make sure that the media or harddisk used is the correct media. Else, the primary OS residing in the PC’s harddisk may be deleted. To be safe, SGLNX advises those whom want to try the Moblin 2.1 to install it on a removable media such as a USB stick.


Affordable Linux touchscreen tablet running on AA batteries

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Norhtec has announced their new product, Gecko Info Pad.

Due for a November 2009 release, the “Gecko Info Pad” is basically a 8.9″ touchscreen tablet with Xcore (Vortex86 rebrand) processor. It is capable of running on 8xNiMH AA batteries. The processor is a x86 processor with power saving features of the ARM processor. According to Norhtec, this new tablet is able to run a variety of operating systems, including Windows XP, Linux and Windows CE.

On top of that, the manufacturer also said it will ship for about US$300 including an 8 gig SD card as flash storage and wifi connectivity.

Demo video as shown below

More touchscreen tablet products are in the news in hope of catching on popularity like the upcoming Apple’s tablet.
Opensource vs closedsource.

News source and specification of Gecko Pad :

SGLNX suggests that all upcoming mobile tablet devices should have the following features

3G/HSDPA connectivity built in
Long lasting operating time aka battery life
Fast boot kernel
Ease of typing [ie good typing user interface ]
Multi-touch capable touchscreens
Ambient light sensor for automatic LCD brightness
Support embedded Flash

Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Alpha 4 released

Friday, August 14th, 2009

UbuntuIt’s been a few months since the release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 3. Announced by Canonical’s Steve Langasek, the latest alpha release contains package updates and the it is based on Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel. Some notable features this current Karmic Koala alpha release:

1) Ubuntu One integration
2) Gnome 2.2.74
3) IM client Pidgin is out, and replaced by Empathy
4) Intel UXA acceleration method instead of EXA
5) GCC 4.4 instead of GCC4.3 as compiler
6) GRUB2 as default boot loader

Full list of Alpha 4 release features/changelog here

One of Karmic Koala’s goal is to achieve a boot time of less than 10 seconds, if so, then it is a serious contender in comparison to the upcoming Windows 7, which aims to boot in less than 15 seconds.

Try it today. Download it here!

Source : Phoronix

Boot up speed craze

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Fast booting aka “Instant On” is one of the most desirable feature for all PC users.

Apple using EFI is able to boot up in about 10 seconds in the Intel Macs.

More recently, the first batch Asus EEE 7″ netbooks running on a customized Xandros distribution is able to boot up in about 20 seconds.